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Even 38 years after Makarios’ death, no one dares criticise him

Even 38 years after Makarios’ death, no one dares criticise him

EVERY YEAR on the anniversary of Archbishop Makarios’ death, August 3, we hear the same platitudes about his greatness, charisma, leadership qualities, commitment to high ideals and, of course, his popularity. None of the politicians making speeches or issuing statements dare adopt a mildly critical approach because Makarios, even 38 years after his death, remains

Akinci’s view of 1974 reflects Makarios’ own

PEOPLE who have followed the political career of Mustafa Akinci would not have been surprised by the comments he made about the tragic events of 1974 this week. In a nutshell, Akinci’s position is that the military coup made the Turkish invasion inevitable and that the ensuing war caused pain and suffering to the whole

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